International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers


The  International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers (ICALLD) is composed of the following national associations:

These associations have declared their common aim to act as professional bodies to support the growing community of practitioners who work in higher education to enhance students’ learning and academic literacies.

Their shared values and objectives include:

  • Support for the professional identity of practitioners working in the field of academic language and learning development;
  • The facilitation of professional development opportunities for members;
  • The encouragement and sponsorship of research, including collaborative research, in the field of academic language and learning development;
  • The publication and dissemination of papers and resources to underpin the theory and practice of academic language and learning development.

Founding Member Associations

Reciprocal Benefits

The member Associations undertake to extend benefits granted to their own members to bona-fide members of the other Associations. A “member” is defined as someone who has been accepted by the Association in accordance with their constitution and who has paid all currently due fees.

In order to ascertain eligibility for these reciprocal benefits, each Association make their members’ names, email addresses and affiliations available to the other Associations in the consortium. Members from each Association have the right to request that such information is not shared, in which case they will be ineligible to access the reciprocal benefits. Membership information will only be used for the stated purposes, and will not be shared with any third parties.

Examples of reciprocal benefits include access to:

  • Member-rates at conferences and other events; 
  • Member-only resource areas; 
  • Association journals; and, 
  • Email distribution lists (listservs).
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